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When should one start oralcon birth control?

Hi Dr Sahu, I am Tieho Sebuse I m 24 years old and I m about to start on birth control , I ve chosen oralcon, I m just not sure when to start taking it, because at the pharmacy where I bought them I was told I can start immediately, however on their website it says that one should start on the first day of their cycle, I assume that means on the day I start my next period. Please help Thank you
Asked On : Thu, 11 Oct 2012
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When was your last period?
There are many choices for pill initiation. What the pharmacist at pharmacy has told is one such method. It is called quick start method. You can start taking pills on any day of the cycle as long as you are sure that there are no chances for pregnancy. But with this method you should use back up contraception like condom for diaphragm for the first seven days.
Please note that with this method your mensus will be delayed until you complete active pills in the pack.

Starting contraceptive pills on the first day of cycle is another choice of starting the pill. First day of cycle means first day of normal menstrual flow.
When you start taking contraceptive pill on the first or second day of cycle there is no need to use back up contraception.
I hope I have answered to your satisfaction.
Answered: Thu, 26 Feb 2015
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